quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2011

Name In Trend: Jayden

The name Jayden is of hebrew origin and means "thankful". It can be a variant of the original hebrew name Jadon, or a varient of the american name Jaden. These days, I would think the latter is probably more likely, since parents never really warmed up to Jadon, but have been keen on Jaden for quite a while.

Jayden's performance in the boys chart definitely puts it on the "trendy" side of names, having climbed steadily ever since it's debut in 1994. At the time, Jaden was more popular, probably since it was used as a celebrity baby name by R&B superstar Will Smith for his son. Jayden soon followed as a variant spelling of that name, climbing every year, and would enjoy a boost of popularity when it was used for Britney Spears' son. It would eventually become the most popular spelling.

Here is a graph to make things clearer for you:

As you can see, since it's debut at #852 in 1994, the name has made an impressive climb up the charts, standing at #4 in the latest 2010 ranking.

Do you think Jayden will keep on climbing? I have to say I think it'll be #2 next year, behind the ever-so-overused Jacob. The name seems to have stabilized in terms of number of babies, but Michael and Ethan seem to be decreasing a lot, so it's a matter of who loses less to determine who climbs or falls. Jacob still has a huge advantage over all the other names, but I hope it won't hog the top spot for too long, it's time for a new king name to arrive.

Different spellings of Jayden include: Jaydan, Jaydin, Jaydyn, Jaden, Jadon, Jadyn, Jadan, Jaiden, Jaidyn, Jaidan, Jaeden, Jaedyn, Jaedin, Jaedan.

Similar sounding names: Jade, Jayde, Jaylen, Jalen, Jase, Jayce, Jaycen, Jayven, Ayden, Aiden, Kayden, Hayden, Zayden, Rayden, Shayden, Payden.

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